In the intervening night of 14/15.05.19, an employee of a construction company in Gurugram boarded a cab at 00:45 AM at MadhuVihar, Sector-2, Dwarka for going to DwarkaMorh. Apart from the driver, two other persons were already sitting in the car. However, instead of going to DwarkaMor, the driver changed the track midway and drove towards CNG Pump, Sector-14, Dwarka. Just before the CNG Pump, the driver and his two accomplices who were already sitting in the cab pretending as co-passengers robbed him of his mobile phone, wrist watch and cash. The trio fled in the cab after pushing him out of the cab.
A case FIR No. 173/19, dated 15.05.19, u/s 392/34 IPC was registered at PSDwarka North.
The sleuths of AATS /DwarkaDistrict have arrested threedesperate criminals- (1)Pritam R/O Distt. – Jhajjar (Haryana),Age-24 years (2)Vijay Kumar R/o Bhagwati Garden, Uttam Nagar, Delhi, Age-35 years and (3)Ashish R/o Dist – Jhajjar (Haryana),Age-25 years, who used to offer lift to stranded passengers at night in their cab and rob them.
The kingpin of the gang is Pritam who stopped studying after Class 5thas he lacked interest in studies. He has a penchant for good clothes and to party in pubs.Aftertaking loan from acquaintance, he purchased a Wagon-R cab and pooled with Ola company. However, the earnings dried up in paying loan amount and day to day expenditures.
In ordertofulfill his desires, he committed petty thefts in the beginning. His friendsVijay and Ashish nurtured similar desires and inclinations. They had hired an accommodation at ShyamVihar in Dwarka and spent time together.The trio faced paucity of money to fulfill their desire of prolific lifestyle. Hence, after careful planning the trio began offering lift to stranded passengers at night in the cab. Ashish drove the cab while Pritamand Vijay sat as co-passengers. After offeringlift to unsuspecting passengers and travelling some distance, they waylaid and robbed them of money, mobile phones and other valuables. They have disclosed about their involvements in a few other incidents as well.
Insp. Ram Kishan, in-charge AATS/DWD was assigned the task of arresting the perpetuators of the crime. Secret informers were deployed, criminal intelligence was gathered, modus operandi of accused analyzed,etc.
On 20/05/19,a secret information was received that at a gang of three persons who rob passengers after offering them lift in cab would be coming on Old Palam Road, Dwarka to sell robbed articles. A joint team of police officers of AATS/DWD and P.S. Dwarka North under the leadership of Insp. Ram Kishan and comprising of SI Dharmendra, ASI Sanjay Kumar, ASI JyotiPrakash, HC Vijay, HC Jitender, Ct Jagat, Ct Manish, Ct Amit, Ct Arjun, Ct Ranjeet and Ct Ritheshwas formed to conduct raid under the close supervision of Sh. RajinderSingh, ACP Operations/DwarkaDistt. The information was developed and a trap was laid near the spot.
At about 7:00PM,a white colour Wagon-R car without registration number plate with three persons sitting in it was spotted. At the instance of the informer,the cab was surrounded by the staff of AATS/DWD and the three occupants were overpowered. Their names were revealed as Pritam, owner of the cab, and his associates Vijay and Ashish.
On interrogation, they revealed to have robbed apassenger of his mobile phone, wrist watch & cash and pushed him out near CNG Pump, Sector-14, Dwarka. The robbed mobile phone was recovered from accused Pritam, while wrist watch was recovered from Vijay. On verifying records, the incident was linked to case FIR No. 173/19 dated 15.05.19 u/s 392/34 IPC P.S. Dwarka North.All three accused were arrested. The Wagon-R cab without registration number plate used in commission of the crime was seized from the spot.